Harrow: A Very British School

Sky 1 HD takes an inside look at Harrow, one of the country’s most prestigious schools, where past pupils include Winston Churchill and Benedict Cumberbatch.

Going beyond the school gates, into the classrooms and the dormitories Harrow: A Very British School gives an exclusive look into one of Britain’s most recognisable schools.

Sony_PMW500_thumb150ITN Productions chose Shooting Partners as equipment and training supplier for this long running shoot schedule. The main camera tool chosen was the Sony PMW500, used to tell the inside story of this British institution over the course of a year.

ITN Productions made good use of  fast and robust Sony SxS record media by instigating regular back ups at base. Recording at 50Mbps each 32GB card records for 60 minutes.

PMW-200_150pxPMW-200 for fast moving shoots

Additional shoot days, covering activities such as school sports events, required smaller more compact kit. Shooting Partners worked closely with ITN and SKY to negotiate the use of the Sony PMW200. Although the PMW200 does not meet all of SKY’s HD requirements, the addition of a dedicated modular shoulder mount made the camera much more stable and useable by both crew and SKY.

EyeDirect---150-x-100Eye Direct for head and shoulders interviews

Great use was made of Shooting Partners Eye Direct MKII 16×9 Interview kit with pupils and staff.  The EyeDirect is a photographic device that guarantees eye contact from any subject, regardless of age or mood. Producer directors captured eye contact from all contributors, no matter how camera-shy or how uncomfortable they may be in front of a lens. The Mark II has an included iPad Accessory holder to turn your iPad 2 device into a teleprompter. (Teleprompter software available through your app store).

Harrow: A Very British School is an ITN Production for Sky1 HD

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